When I got home, my wife had made a pot of sphaghetti sauce and invited my sister over. After dinner my wife said I looked a little down.
"Just thinking about how much my parents liked coming for dinner," I said. "They loved you, loved your cooking."
She hugged me. "I miss them too," she said with a smile. "I miss your mother, and it's too long between your father's visits. Not gonna let that keep me from enjoying the people who are here. You shouldn't either."
Today I will enjoy the company of people who are around, even as I miss those that aren't.
Life on Life's Terms III (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose
Life on Life's Terms III is a work of fiction. Any resemblance between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.
Other works by Ken Montrose are available at: http://www.amazon.com/Ken-Montrose/e/B001K8MG0S